Assam Health minister Himanta Biswa

Sarma of the BJP and AIUDF''s Rafiqul Islam are the two most

educated legislators, while 62 percent of the MLAs of the

current assembly have studied between class five to 12,

according to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms.

Sarma representing Jalukbari assembly constituency and

Islam from Jania constituency are both doctorates while the

Badarpur Congress MLA Jamaluddin, who died recently, was the

least qualified having studied only till class five, according

to the report analysing the educational background of the MLAs

in the current house.

Two AIUDF MLAs- Aziz Ahmed Khan from Karimganj (South) and

Nizamuddin Choudhury from Algapur constituency are- class

eight pass.

BJP''s 24 out of its 59 MLAs, seven of the 20 Congress

MLAs, AIUDF six out of the 14, Bodoland People''s Front four

among 12, and AGP''s two out of the 13 have qualifications

between fifth and 12th standard.

There are 21 MLAs who are class 10 pass and 20 are class 12

pass, according to the report.

There are also 38 graduates, nine graduate professionals, 25

postgraduates and one diploma holder among the legislators of

the present house.

The current assembly''s term ends in May this and at present

has a strength of 119 of the total 126 with four having died,

two Congress MLAs resigning from the house to join BJP and an

AGP MLA joining the newly floated political outfit Assam

Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

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